Porsche Cayenne Reviews from North America - Page 4 of 4
2003 Porsche Cayenne 340 HP
High performance... highest maintenance of all time!
The car is a maintenance nightmare. Door locks, windshield wipers, radio, rattles, engine light on frequently, paint problems, front end alignment, headlight alignment, and on and on... a continual problem and more service than any car I have ever owned.
The car handles well, the dealer has been professional, but the car can't stay out of service -- two months of ownership and 18 days in service for many different problems.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th December, 2003
4th Dec 2005, 19:33
Just to be clear here. You bought a $50K+ luxury SUV only to have chickens take it over?
Wish there was a lie detector one had to submit to before posting.
5th Dec 2005, 23:51
Chickens DON`T smell- as long as you clean up their droppings regularly- which, after all, is only common sense.
8th Apr 2010, 06:31
I just took one home on apro today, but now like you I am a bit chicken, so will give it back tomorrow.
2003 Porsche Cayenne S Flat 6
Carrera SUV with a few faults
First of all; this is not my car, it belongs to a member of my immediate family (parent):
- Had a bad experience with the dealer; they did not get me the car I originally ordered. When they said they could get us a Turbo, it never showed up.
- No instruction manual (car came w/o it, though 100% of other Cayenne S's did) for the PCM/Navigation.
- Car lurches from a halt.
- No head support in the seats.
Those couple of things don't make me believe this is not a great car. It is very fun to drive and handles superbly.
One thing I am not fond of is the way to use the heated seats. In our Carrera 4, you see a light come on signaling they are working. In our Cayenne, it's just a roller. No indication whatsoever they work right till you feel them. Annoying.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st July, 2003
16th Feb 2004, 05:34
I believe the engine is V8, not flat 6.
19th Jul 2004, 21:17
Wish I had rich folks too.
22nd Jul 2004, 11:21
You don't need rich parents. Just get a Hyundai Santa Fe, it looks like the Cayenne.
5th Aug 2004, 18:23
Gee, you'd think your parents could afford to send you to a tutor to help with your English skills.
10th Aug 2004, 19:30
Hyundai Santa Fe vs. Cayenne? "Because they look the same." Oh brother. If they'll let you into a Porsche dealership, go drive the two and you'll see the difference. Or perhaps try a Yugo vs. Mercedes for simiar comparison.
29th Sep 2005, 16:48
Just get a Touareg, it's the same thing from the front to the half way back.
12th Jan 2008, 18:05
I bought a 2003 Cayenne just off the boat. I have loved it these last 4 years and now it is out of warranty and guess what, it now has a $2600 problem.
Water pipes must be replaced. I have never heard of this, and with only 37,000 miles on the car, it sounds strange. The dealer now has 2 Cayenne's with the same problem. Is anyone else having this issue?
21st Jan 2008, 16:33
"Just get a Touareg, it's the same thing from the front to the half way back."
Go do your homework; they have very little in common. The only thing the VW and the Porsche have in common is the chassis. The suspension, power plant and hand stitched leather interior are all different.